"I used to be a preschool teacher, but I got fired."
“Well, I decided that I wanted to have a socially conscious class. So we learned about apartheid in South Africa. Then we learned about homelessness. Then we made mother’s day cards for Trayvon Martin’s mom. And I think the principal decided that it was too much for three and four year olds, because she told me I wasn’t a ‘good fit.’ But honestly, I was just shining too bright for them. And now she’s going to see me on Humans of New York, and she’ll be sorry!”
So, you’re an Orphan Black superfan, and you’ve recruited a prospective #CloneClub member. GOOD ON YOU.
Before you and your recruit watch, a few ground rules:
Do not reveal the twists before they turn and the turns before they twist.
Planning to binge watch? You will require sustenance. Stockpile items from the OB Marathon Menu.
Be quiet during the show. Do not distract from the spectacle that is Tatiana Maslany. Fight the urge to hyperventilate when Tat appears on screen (every scene.) As Mrs. S might say, shut ya gob.
When the credits roll, offer OB insight.* Mention that episode titles are actually chapter titles from Darwin’s Origin of Species. Reveal that Cosima is based on OB's science consultant, also named Cosima. Brag that you basically discovered the show, you started watching before anyone else, ipso facto, you are the greatest.
*Collect more OB factoids from The Hive writers’ room recaps HERE.
Studies show that the transition from #CloneClub recruit to die-hard Orphan Black fanatic can take less than three minutes. See chart.
Below are resources to help new #CloneClub members cope with their addiction. It is also a shameless plug to our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Follow Like Sheep BAHHhhh: @orphanblack on Twitter
I Dreamed That We Were Friends: OB on Facebook
Where to BINGE Watch OB : The Guide
Where to Normal Watch OB: BBC America is airing an OB Season 1 encore, Saturdays starting September 14th at 10/9c. Plan your #CloneClub viewing parties accordingly. Invite us.